Gulfwind Sailing Academy & Charters, Auckland

Auckland Sailing School

Auckland Sailing Charters & Sailing Courses

Gulfwind Sailing Academy and Charters Auckland is unique and different to other sailing operators:

  • Owner operators, Mike and Sheryl Lanigan. We have a life time experience with yachts and sailing in the Hauraki Gulf.
  • No staff. Mike and Sheryl are the instructors.
  • Very well equipped responsive yacht to sail with tiller steering and comfortable to sail on.
  • Small numbers on board: 1 to 4.
  • Personalised and 'hands on' practical courses.
  • Courses can be customised for peoples needs. Dates can be set to fit in with people's timeframe and travel arrangements. Operate 12 months of the year.
  • Live-on board overnight courses include a cruise of the Hauraki Gulf. Navigation and night session options. Great way to have a holiday.
  • Everything is provided to do a course. Wet Weather gear, food, bedding and full provision of the yacht for overnight options. (Walk on walk off)
  • Centrally located at Westhaven Marina. Accommodation needs can be organised including transport to and from the yacht.

Auckland Learn to Sail

  • Courses have been designed for 'hands on practical' experience
  • Qualified Yachting NZ and Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Instructors.
  • Yachting NZ affiliated Sailing School
  • Small numbers on board with personalised tuition guaranteed (1 to 4)
  • Tailor made block courses over two to three days (15 hours tuition)
  • Time table to fit around peoples travel arrangements
  • Yacht is centrally located at Westhaven Marina.

Auckland Sailing Course options

Learn to Sail :( 15 hours tuition over 2 to 3 days) NZ$795 per person
(For people new to sailing and/or wish to gain some more experience)

Yachting NZ Seamanship: (3 days) NZ$1195 per person
(For people who have done some sailing who would like to learn about anchoring, navigation and related seamanship skills.)

Recommend to combine with a three day live on board cruise and holiday.
Course (3 days plus 2 nights) for two people NZ$2780. (Course fee NZ$1195 x 2 plus yacht overnight fee NZ$195 x 2) This includes food and full provision of the yacht.

Royal Yachting Association: (5 day course includes overnight) NZ$1495 per person plus share of NZ$195 boat overnight fee

Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster

  • RATES: Please use our enquiry form to request a personalised quote.

Gulfwind Sailing Academy & Charters, Auckland Enquiry Form


PO Box 308069
Whangaparaoa 0952

Phone: +64 9 428 3484

Mobile: +64 27 480 2462


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Gulfwind Sailing Academy & Charters, Auckland Enquiry Form